The Lark Creek Restaurant Group announces the Fifth Annual Gingerbread Wishes™ event throughout the month of November. Yankee Pier guests are invited to celebrate the holiday season by giving to a worthy cause and enjoying a delicious freshly-baked gingerbread cookie. Each star-shaped cookie may be purchased for $10.00, and is served with a tableside decorating kit including frosting, sprinkles and candies. It all comes packaged in a decorative gift bag, and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Bay Area News Group reports on the series of special dinners with Bradley Ogden “Celebrated chef and Lark Creek co-founder Bradley Ogden will host special events at restaurants around the Bay Area celebrating his new cookbook ‘Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden. … guests will be able to purchase a cookbook to be signed by Ogden for just $30, as well as experience a prix fixe dinner menu for $34, highlighting recipes from the cookbook. Each restaurant will offer its full a la carte menus in addition to the special menus.”
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All of the Lark Creek Restaurant Group places — including Yankee Pier — are certified sustainable seafood restaurants, per the Montery Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
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Diablo Magazine’s 101 Best Bites feature Yankee Pier Lafayette’s Lobster Rolls. “…for a really good time, dial up a simple lobster roll like they serve at Yankee Pier. The meat is… pristinely white and sweet, plump, and succulent…”
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Lark Creek Restaurant Group’s annual Heirloom Tomato Festival runs throughout August 2011. Pan Roasted Pacific Rockfish with roasted heirloom tomato and bay shrimp salsa, summer corn succotash and crispy fried red potatoes will be offered, among other delights, by Chef/Partner Michael Dunn of Yankee Pier Lafayette.
Tara Fatemi Walker reports for the Examiner: Lark Creek Restaurant Group’s Ninth Annual July Wine Event means you can still buy bottles of wine for 50% off every meal in July at Yankee Pier Lafayette and most other Lark Creek Restaurant Group properites.
Yankee Pier will be participating in Lark Creek Restaurant Group’s ninth annual July Half-Off Wine Promotion. For example, at Yankee Pier in Lafayette, you can splurge on a bottle of 2009 Frank Family Chardonnay, Napa Valley, normally $62, but just $31 during the promotion.
Zagat Buzz San Francisco Edition
Lark Creek Restaurant Group has a strong presence in Zagat Buzz’ article on where to go for Thanksgiving dinner. The Tavern at Lark Creek, Fish Story, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, Yankee Pier Lafayette, Larkspurand Santana Row in San Jose are on the short list of 25 restaurants serving traditional (and not so traditional) Turkey Day meals around the Bay Area this year.